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Predator Captive
Predator: Captive
Written by Gordon Rennie
Illustrated by Dean Ormston
Inked by Dean Ormston
Colored by Dean Ormston
Lettered by Fiona Stephenson
Cover(s) by Dean Williams
Edited by Philip Amara
Ian Stude
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release date(s) May 1998
Media type
Preceded by Predator: Hell Come a Walkin'
Followed by Predator: Demon's Gold
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Predator: Captive is a one-shot comic book that was first published by Dark Horse Comics in May 1998. It was written by Gordon Rennie, illustrated, inked and colored by Dean Ormston, lettered by Fiona Stephenson and edited by Philip Amara and Ian Stude, with cover art by Dean Williams.

In the Predator comics line, Predator: Captive was preceded by Predator: Hell Come a Walkin', and was followed by Predator: Demon's Gold.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

Tyler Stern is a reclusive billionaire industrialist who has everything. Everything except his own living, breathing Predator. But with the help of some friends in high places, it's not long before Stern has that, too. Fascinated by the creature, he creates a biosphere to study the alien killing machine in its own environment. But has the billionaire's fascination turned to obsession? Stern may be studying the Predator, but it's becoming clear who the real captive is.

Reprint HistoryEdit

Predator: Captive was eventually collected as part of Predator Omnibus: Volume 4 in September 2008.

The comic was released digitally through Dark Horse Digital on June 19, 2013, using new cover art by George Pratt.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The name of the military attack group sent in to raid Stern's compound at one point in the story is "Nimrod Squadron". Coincidentally, Nimród Antal was the name the director of the 2010 film Predators.

The ellusive subject of trying to capture a living Yautja for study and observation has been the subject of a number of Predator stories throughout the history of the franchise, perhaps most notably the film Predator 2. Captive is one of the only stories to feature such a capture attempt actually succeeding, although that success, of course, is revealed to be merely temporary as the story unfolds.

Writer Gordon Rennie was also the author of Predator: Nemesis.


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